It’s day thirteen of the Sword Training Challenge. Thanks for hanging in there with me. God will honor the time that you are spending with him. Today’s scriptures are Psalm 61-65 and Proverbs 13. As with many of the previous Psalms, there are a lot of references to God as our rock and salvation, which confirm that each piece of the Armor of God is a particular trait of Jesus. He is our salvation, our shield, our righteousness, etc. (If you haven’t listed to my podcasts on the Armor of God, please do!) At the same time, today’s chapter in Proverbs contrasts the life of the righteous versus the life of the wicked. One particular saying stood out to me in Proverbs 13:13.
“Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.”
This verse is particularly interesting to me given that we are in the middle or a 40-day scripture reading challenge. Clearly you and I would be included in the “he (she) that feareth the commandment” group, and we will be rewarded, as I’ve mentioned in previous blogs.
Those who despise the word do so to their own peril. Hebrews tells us,
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword… and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Those who despise the word, don’t believe that it has any bearing on their lives. Unfortunately for them, they will be judged by the word whether they believed it or not. That is why it is so important that the righteous (believers of the word) share the word whenever possible. As we speak the word of God to unbelievers, we are planting the seeds of God’s word in their minds. God will then use others to water those seeds and hopefully bring them into a relationship with him. There may even be times when you are the one doing the watering. You just never know. Remember, as you speak God’s word it will do whatever he has purposed for it to do.
That’s my word today, saints. Read the word. Cherish the word. Speak the word to those who despise it and pray that God will use those words to save them from destruction.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, my friends.